The aim of the programme is to examine the social roles performed today by cultural production, circulation and transformation.
This unit consists of a multidisciplinary research group linked to the Centre for Sociological Studies (CESAU) at Aarhus University dealing more broadly with the role of affect in contemporary cultural analysis across various fields.
Coordinator: Britta Timm Knudsen
Forskningsenheden om ‘kropspolitik’ eller ‘body politics’ arbejder med det 'ekstra-repræsentationelle' ved at fokusere på nyere former for politisk mobilisering og affektiv styring, der sætter kroppe på spil og i spil.
The mindset of this unit has grown out of the fact that art has no longer the first right to the creativity concept.
Coordinator: Ida Krøgholt
Coordinator: Dorthe Refslund Christensen
This research unit focuses on the aesthetics and culture of fandom and celebrities from the perspectives of cross-media communication and media convergent culture.
Coordinator: Matthias Stephan, Research Assistant
This research group is a forum for the investigation of user-generated production and user-driven participation across a variety of social fields and participatory platforms, e.g. urban spaces, aesthetic co-productions and online environments.
Coordinator: Camilla Møhring Reestorff
Practice theory addresses a key issue in studies of culture and cultural transformations, combining inspirations from sociology, philosophy, cultural theory, and science and technology studies (ANT). This research unit aims to develop this field as a foundation for exploration of topics within the area of culture and aesthetics.
Coordinator: Mads Krogh
Public debate and political action are influenced by aestheticization, commercialization and the obligations of a media-saturated public space. At the same time the development of digital and interactive media facilitates new kinds of democratic participation and activism.
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Coordinator: Henrik Kaare Nielsen
In 2017 Aarhus is going to be European Capital of Culture, a project that has already had and will continue to have an impact on the city as well as the region. The core delivery of rethinkIMPACTS 2017 is a research-based evaluation of Aarhus 2017.
Coordinator: Louise Ejgod Hansen